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Posted: 04/13/19 08:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is there a need for a Power Surge Protector? If so what is the one most RVer's recommend ?


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Progressive Industries EMS 50 ap

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MarkTwain wrote:

Progressive Industries EMS 50 ap

two versions...portable and hard wired. we have the hard wired version.


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Without a surge protector, you have every thing to loose and nothing to gain. Trusting that every RV Park owner will maintain and check their electric systems on a regular schedule is a foolish bet??????

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I have used Progressive Dynamics and Surge Guard. I have had great luck with both. I only recommend the EMS versions which have the active monitoring and will disconnect at any time when detecting most power problems: low voltage, high voltage, open ground, open or floating neutral and so on. The basic surge only versions only protect against power surges.


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Get one that shuts off power if voltage drops too low, unless you enjoy buying AC units. Ours saved us a few times last summer.


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I have 30 amp hardwired progressive. It hurt to buy it but when you read about how much damage can be done I felt I had to buy one. Search RV improper wiring of things like pedestals where ELECTRICIANS wire them wrong and do thousand of dollars of damage.

It's good to read and familiarizing yourself with everything from simple corrosion of the plug end causing lost grounds or open neutral or shooting 240 volts through an appliance on a 50 amp rig.

People have died from "hot skin" problems. RVs have their quirkey, expensive and dangerous side. The cord is plugged in over and over, it's in a wet/damp poor environment, the pedestals are worked on by incompetent people. Cord terminals should be kept clean, test pedestals, check RV for hot skin. Kids and pets are more easily killed by hot skin.

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Thanks for the info, I will be getting the PROGRESSIVE INDUSTRIES EMS-PT50X Portable RV Surge Protector (50 A)

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My 30 amp hard wired Progressive unit with remote display has activated with low voltage, and high voltage, no ground and recently with a reversed polarized plug.

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